Jul 8, 2014 - Brazil's wind power generation reached record-high 1,447 MW average on Sunday, equal to 2.85% of the output in the national power system, national operator ONS reported Monday.
Brazil's Northeast generated 1,218 MW average, followed by the South region, with 229 MW.
Wind power generation stood only 309 MW below nuclear power. Hydropower represented 59.36% of the total, Brazilian-Paraguayan dam Itaipu generated 15.36%, while conventional thermal plants accounted for 18.97%.
The previous Sunday, wind power reached 1,163 MW average, or 1.94% of the total, while nuclear power stood at 1,815 MW.
In the first four months of 2014, Brazil's installed wind power capacity rose by 1,138 MW to 3,319 MW, according to a recent report of energy clearing house CCEE.
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